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Cafe Pamlico

49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4500
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb food and service in a relaxed setting. We chanced on Cafe Pamlico while meandering nearby, made a reservation for a few days later. Charming inn, kitchen garden outside, lovely view of the Sound through the sunroom windows. Outside tables all set for better weather....More

Thank Daphne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a third time back and as always the food and service were excellent!! This time we made it to see the sunset over the sound, which was outstanding!!

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast and dinner both mornings/nights of our stay. The food was fresh and visually appealing. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgable. It was nice and convenient to have the best food on the island where we were staying.

Thank dkwoodhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our children started us dinning with these folks. and we have continued to enjoy the food and view out to the West across the Pamlico Sound. We have not been disappointed in either feature on any visit. Local seafood. Well prepared. Great service and attentive...More

Thank 721donaldw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky. My brother in law and my wife and her sister needed to celebrate complete of a series of repairs on our beach house in Salvo, NC on the beautiful Outer Banks. Fortunately we chose The Inn at Pamlico Sound. While somewhat...More

Thank RaleighP269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greatest staff serving the best cuisine on the island! Cafe Pamlico staff is Hospitality At It’s Best!

Thank markcU465BJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years I have eaten there with my wife for our anniversary/ Balentines Day dinner many times!!same results always!! Great staff!! Great Food!! Thank You Steve and crew!!

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were coming back from a day at Ocracoke Island and were hoping to find someplace that was open during the off season. We were thrilled to see Cafe Pamlico was open for business. Because it was February, we walked in and...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our "something special" choice for our weekly dining out experience. We've never been disappointed and the wait staff is always top-notch. Our server this week was Melissa who, even after what was likely a busy Valentine's Day, treated us like we were the...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

This Cafe gets 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!!!!! By far the BEST food I have EVER had. The quality and taste is off the charts! The Chef "Seth Foutz" outdid himself for the Valentine's Day menu. The Crab Bisque is the creamiest! And the cheese blend in the bisque...More

Thank Anne T
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Priscilla M
23 May 2017|
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Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
We do not have lobster as a regular menu item. We do have it on special from time to time, but you would have to call a week or so before your visit to know for sure.
27 November 2016|
Response from OBX_Innkeeper | Property representative |
Paula: Below appears of our email to you on 7/19/16, which was also part of our review response. Note that the end clearly states that you are invited to call when returning to the island so we could provide you with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
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08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
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08:00 - 11:00
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08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49684 NC Highway 12, The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-4500
  • E-mail
Cafe Pamlico provides a world class casual fine dining experience through exceptional food, outstanding detail oriented service, an inspired wine and cocktail program, and gracious attentive Southern hospitality. Our contemporary coastal cuisine is driven by locally sourced seafood, meats, and produce. Our menu changes frequently in accordance with the fresh ingredients our chefs discover on the island, most notably the fresh local seafood we feature. We are committed to supporting local farmers and artisan food producers first, sustainable resources second, and organic third. Reservations are highly recommended.
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